Development of new articulated manipulators with compact pneumatic cylinders

Eiji Murayama, Yukio Kawakami, Kazuhisa Ito, Akiyoshi Horikawa, Koji Shioda, Masashi Ogawa

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Abstract

We have developed new articulated manipulators with compact pneumatic cylinders and with the high levels of structural flexibilities and safety as a result of adoption of new ideas in the structure. In developing the new articulated manipulators, we have first defined the design concepts and then described the overview of the manipulators which we have actually designed and manufactured. We have carried out experiments with the manufactured articulated manipulators for their positional controllability and stiffness characteristics, the results of which are also reported in this paper. Furthermore, this paper refers to possible applications of the developed new articulated manipulators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012
Pages766-771
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012 - Chengdu
Duration: 2012 Aug 52012 Aug 8

Other

Other2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012
CityChengdu
Period12/8/512/8/8

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Keywords

  • articulated manipulator
  • flexibility direct drive joint
  • pneumatic cylinder
  • pressure control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Murayama, E., Kawakami, Y., Ito, K., Horikawa, A., Shioda, K., & Ogawa, M. (2012). Development of new articulated manipulators with compact pneumatic cylinders. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012 (pp. 766-771). [6283239] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2012.6283239